The Resource Barriers to social change : neoliberalism and the justification of the status-quo among low-income African Americans, Kevin R. Douglas

Barriers to social change : neoliberalism and the justification of the status-quo among low-income African Americans, Kevin R. Douglas

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Barriers to social change : neoliberalism and the justification of the status-quo among low-income African Americans
Title
Barriers to social change
Title remainder
neoliberalism and the justification of the status-quo among low-income African Americans
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Kevin R. Douglas
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Language
eng
Summary
Neoliberalism has been the dominant political-economic model in the United States since Ronald Reagan{u2019}s election in 1980 (Harvey, 2005). Few studies have shown how the political-economic model of neoliberalism influences behavior at the individual level (Brown, 2003; Esposito and Finley, 2014; Gershon, 2011; Klein, 2012; Leve, 2011; Martin, 2000). This study uses qualitative methods in order to understand how individuals internalize, rationalize, and explain a hierarchical social order and inequities in society. Further, it seeks to understand the connections between system justification theory and the influence of neoliberalism on individual-level behavior. In-depth interviews of 8 low-income African Americans living in the Kansas City metro area were analyzed in this study. Interview questions assessed how individuals perceive social inequities in society as being systemic or as problems of the individual. The results indicate that individualistic explanations for social problems are often paired with myths, stereotypes, and system justifying ideologies, but these are more likely to be absent in more systemic level responses. Further, respondents tended to mainly blame the individual or themselves for their economic circumstances, expressed individualistic solutions for systemic-level problems, and a form of neoliberal agency was displayed by the respondents
Cataloging source
UMK
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1988-
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Douglas, Kevin R.,
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Sociology).
Dissertation year
2016.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1958-
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Garcelon, Marc
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  • Neoliberalism
  • Equality
  • Poor African Americans
  • African Americans
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Barriers to social change : neoliberalism and the justification of the status-quo among low-income African Americans, Kevin R. Douglas
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Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Sociology."
  • Advisor: Marc Garcelon
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-91)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Code book -- Appendix B. Memos -- Appendix C. Interview guide
Control code
953969705
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unknown
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1 online resource (92 pages)
File format
one file format
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online
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mixed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953969705
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  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Barriers to social change : neoliberalism and the justification of the status-quo among low-income African Americans, Kevin R. Douglas
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Sociology."
  • Advisor: Marc Garcelon
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-91)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Code book -- Appendix B. Memos -- Appendix C. Interview guide
Control code
953969705
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (92 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953969705
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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